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Vladimir Putin’s struggle in Ukraine tops the 2022 European Cartoon awards


A caricature of Vladimir Putin by Cuban cartoonist Carlos David Fuentes was the clear alternative for the 2022 European Cartoon Award. The judging panel – of which I used to be a member – chosen the profitable entry from greater than 615 cartoons and 16 nominees.  

Printed final March by the French weekly journal Courrier worldwide, this cartoon “was not printed within the Cuban press as a result of it goes towards the official line,” defined Carlos David Fuentes on receiving the award.

“The concept got here to me once I noticed one of many first pictures of the bombing in Ukraine, in the course of the invasion,” he mentioned. “There was one picture that confirmed a mushroom cloud after an explosion and I instantly realised I may substitute it with the face of the one that had truly launched this invasion. I did it in a short time as a result of I felt I needed to create it as quickly as potential, throughout the first few hours.”

The 2 runners-up are Marilena Nardi, whose cartoon was printed by the Italian day by day Domani, and Harry Burton, political cartoonist on the day by day Irish Examiner. Jean-Michel Delambre and Vasco Gargalo got honourable mentions. 

The European Cartoon Award was based by the European Press Prize and Studio Europa Maastricht in 2019, the yr the New York Instances determined to cease publishing editorial cartoons. Its objective is to assist and promote editorial cartoons in Europe. 
At Voxeurop we’re proud to present full editorial area to editorial cartoonists, since this type of journalism and artwork transcends borders and languages, thereby serving to to foster dialog.

The opposite shortlisted cartoons. Click on on a picture to open it:

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